Thanksgiving

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During this time of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the families at Howard.  On behalf of myself and the staff here at Howard, thank you for the support that you provide in creating strong partnerships to support our students.  We are thankful that you continue to trust us with your most valuable possessions and for working with us hand-in-hand in order to advocate for and be a partner in your child’s education, safety, and well-being.  We are grateful for the opportunity to serve such a strong and caring community.

We wish you all a Thanksgiving full of laughter, friends, and family and reading 20 minutes a day except on Thursday Image result for winking emoji

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday, November 25 as we continue our 2018/19 school year adventure.                                                                                        Have a wonderful break!  Howard-Pride/Dragons-Achieve!

With Sincere Gratitude and Appreciation,

Mrs. Lazar and the Howard Staff

Proud Night for Dearborn Schools

Last night was a proud night for the Dearborn Public Schools family!  Dr. Glenn Maleyko was honored as the Superintendent of the Year.   The Michigan Superintendent of the Year is recognized for strong leadership, creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, communication skills, professionalism, community involvement, and student success.  It has been a privilege to work with a leader like Dr. Maleyko, a leader who views education as a passion and not just a job.  Congratulations!

In addition, STEM Middle School was also recognized as the only middle school in Michigan to receive the Distinguished Blue Ribbon Award!  Congratulations to the hard working team of parents, staff, and students that work hard try their best everyday demonstrating excellence in citizenship and achievement!

It was a privilege to be present to see both of these awards honored last night.

Let it Snow

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It is that time of year again!  The first snow of the season is upon us.  Here are a few reminders about recess and line up policy for the winter season.

Image result for snowflakeAs long as the real feel is 20 degrees (F) or above and not actively snowing, students will be going/lining up outside.  Please see the following websites for information on the benefits of children playing outside in the winter:

https://www.fix.com/blog/keep-kids-playing-outdoors-in-winter/

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/children-winter-cold-health-safety/40982792

https://www.med.upenn.edu/antibiotics/newsletters/2017_5.1_January.pdf

Image result for snowflakeChildren will be allowed to play on the snow provided they have the proper attire.  This includes snow pants, boots, gloves/mittens, hats and scarves.  These  items should be worn on a daily basis in the winter to ensure students are appropriately dressed for the weather.  If students are dressed properly, they can enjoy the fun that this season can bring.  Remember layers!

Let’s get ready for another Michigan winter! Bundle up and warm up the Hot Cocoa Image result for cold smiley face

Student Leaders

Our first step in establishing the student council initiative has begun at Howard Elementary.  Today, student leaders went into all classes 1-5 grade to let them know that the student council initiative will be starting soon.  Through this initiative we will be providing the opportunity for students to have a voice in the school.  Our Council will be comprised of a 5th grade president, 4th grade vice-president, and senators from each classroom.  We are very excited to be able to build this initiative.  Ms. Szalai will be serving as the student council adviser.  Stay tuned for more information in the next few weeks!

 

Battle Against Hunger

The student leadership teams at DHS, EFHS and FHS are working jointly to fight hunger again. Howard Elementary is joining in to support to fight hunger locally via the Battle Against Hunger in order to help assist these student leadership teams.  This year all cans and money raised will support Zaman International and Amity. Our collective goal is 30,000 cans and $7500. The Battle Against Hunger will begin on Monday the 12th of November and end Friday the 16th of November.  We are kicking off this Battle with a Turkey Trot at Ford Field on Saturday, see the attached Flyers for more information.

First Annual Turkey Trot

Battling Hunger Flyer

DFT Book Raffle Winner

Students who attended Dearborn’s Homecoming were able to enter a raffle sponsored by the DFT to win books for their entire class. Howard 5th Grader, Jack, was the Elementary School winner! The DFT representatives came to visit the class with a great selection of books for the students to choose from.  Thank you to the Dearborn Federation of Teachers.

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